Top chefs cook together to create one-off dining experience in aid of Meningitis Now
Seven top chefs from some of Britain’s great restaurants are cooking together to create an exceptional dinner to raise awareness and money for the charity Meningitis Now. They include Bret Graham of The Ledbury, Russell Bateman of Collette’s at the Grove, Mark Jarvis from Anglo, Tim Spedding of P Franco, Ben Murphy from The Woodford, and Andy McFadden of Pied à Terre. They are all involved in a Great British Menu-style event to be held at Westminster Kingsway College on November 11th. (more…)
Experienced chef says experiencing a Frima first-hand is the best way to understand its benefits
Frima UK has appointed Tim Calvert as its new Regional Development Chef with responsibility for the south and south-west of England.
An experienced chef with lifelong experience of the hospitality business, Tim’s parents owned pubs and hotels and he has run pubs himself. In his previous role as Development Chef for Rational Tim helped to grow business in his area by 75%.
“I am delighted to be joining Frima UK,” says Tim. “Working with a market-leading manufacturer of catering equipment, helping to demonstrate the benefits of cutting-edge cooking technology is an exciting prospect!
‘Best Foam’ technology delivers innovation in coffee
Stand C68 D67, Hall 15, Host 2015, Fieramilano, Italy
Schaerer is showing its latest bean-to-cup espresso technology at Host in Milan, including prototypes of upcoming models.
“In terms of coffee menus, milk foam is where it’s at when it comes to innovation,” says Justin Stockwell, managing director of Caffeine Limited, which markets Schaerer machines in the UK. “Visitors will want to check out Schaerer’s latest bean-to-cup machines, which use ‘Best Foam’ technology to foam milk better than a barista.” This is because it precisely controls the process and creates the exact type of foam required for specific drinks – a system called ‘micro bubble technology’. So the foam for one drink can be stiffer or creamier than for another – at the touch of a button. “And it’s not just for hot drinks – the foams can be adjusted for cold ones, too,” says Justin.
Precision shows Eco A*-rated upright cabinets
Stand N12/P13, Hall 2, Host 2015, October 23-27, Fieramilano, Italy
British refrigeration manufacturer Precision launches a variety of new models at Host in Milan, pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency with what the company describes as ‘superefficient’ upright cabinets. Reflecting the company’s rapidly increasing export sales, also on show are units designed specifically for overseas markets – such as the bright red ‘tropicalized’ bottle coolers, designed to operate in high ambient temperatures.
FRIMA at Host 2015, Stand Z06 – Hall 09, Fiera Milano, October 23rd – 27th
This year FRIMA will be joining the 1700 exhibitors from more than 48 countries who make Host Milan the global hub for the professional hospitality industry. For its first ever appearance at Host, FRIMA will be showing the compact VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112T, the latest edition to the FRIMA family.
The 112T, a tabletop version of the full-size FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency, is a multifunction cooking appliance, which allows chefs to boil, grill, fry, low temperature cook and deep fry, precisely and easily, all in one unit. It’s up to four times as fast, and saves up to 40% in energy, compared to conventional appliances.
Stylish new wine cabinet duplicates ideal storage conditions for wine.
Seegir has launched a new wine cabinet that recreates the optimum storage conditions provided by a traditional vaulted wine cellar. Manufactured by Chambrair in Hamburg, the Prestige is designed as a stylish, high-end solution for storing and showcasing wines in hotels and restaurants.
The Prestige has capacity for 160 bottles with two individual chambers that allow for red and white wine to be stored within the same cabinet, with temperature and humidity separately controllable.
Integrated Technologies Make Profitable Outlets: together it’s better
Two of the leading technology companies in the hospitality sector are working together to deliver a complete, seamless EPoS and capacity management automation solution.
The new relationship brings together the expertise of Call Systems Technology (CST), which supplies the market-leading QSR Automations® solution combining front-of-house table management with kitchen automation, and Zonal, which is the UK’s leading EPoS provider to the hospitality industry and whose Aztec software helps hospitality businesses process over five million meals a week.
“An increasing number of operators are using restaurant automation to improve efficiency, expand restaurant capacity, enhance food quality and increase profits,” says Ashley Sheppard, commercial director at CST. “The idea is to integrate the restaurant automation software with the site’s EPoS – we’re working with Zonal to ensure that operators can access a seamless solution that is as simple as possible to operate.”
CST celebrates 18 years in the hospitality industry with its top ten business-enhancing technologies – and there’s another eight to be found at call-systems.com
Call Systems Technology (CST) has come of age – this month the company celebrates its 18th birthday. Recognised as a leading supplier of communications and software systems to the hospitality industry, over the years CST has pioneered many new concepts – here it offers ten top ways technology can improve an operator’s business.
Oryino continues to push collaboration message
Nick Oryino, chair of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), has been awarded a Doctorate of Foodservice by NAFEM, the North American Association of Foodservice Manufacturers.
Stand 356, Hospitality Show, January 21 – 23, 2013, NEC Birmingham
At the Hospitality Show 2013 CESA is celebrating its 75th year of informing, involving and influencing policy relative to the catering industry. Although CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association) itself was formed in 1996, it evolved from the earlier CEMA (Catering Equipment Manufacturers Association), set up in 1938.